Changing the conversation about work and cancer


Blogs and articles written for various organisations about managing work and cancer. We have organised these according to whether you are: someone who has/has had cancer; an HR professional or a policy maker about managing cancer in the workplace; a line manager; a carer, colleague or supporter of someone with cancer. Choose from the options below:

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How can I embed a workplace policy on managing people with cancer and other long term conditions in my organisation?

Posted: 18th May 2013

Support from the top makes a big difference, and too often it is the case that this only really happens when those people have been affected personally. I think there are three major areas where HR can contribute a great deal to effecting change. Written for Macmillan Cancer Support, May 2013 Read the full article… [Read More]

What should an employer consider when making reasonable adjustments for an employee with cancer?

Posted: 18th February 2013

Following a cancer diagnosis, most people need time off work for treatment.  This could last for several weeks or months. Whilst most cancers have a typical ‘care pathway’, every person is unique in terms of their cancer journey, their treatment and when they feel ready to return to work. Written for Macmillan Cancer Support, Feb… [Read More]

How can a manager support a team feeling under pressure while covering someone’s absence due to cancer?

Posted: 18th November 2012

The real issue is usually about communication with the team; it is rarely if ever about the team resenting the fact that an individual is absent because he/she has cancer. Written for Macmillan Cancer Support, Nov 2012 Read the full article here

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